The WFRN held a Virtual Conference Series event Recognizing Finalists for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research on September 8, 2023.  The event and link to the recording is presented below.  More information about the WFRN’s Virtual Conference Series can be found at this link:

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  • GMT/London Friday September 8, 2023 4:00-5:30pm
  • Los Angeles, USA    Friday September 8, 2023 8:00am-9:30am PDT
  • New York, USA      Friday September 8, 2023 11am-12:30pm EDT
  • Seoul, South Korea  Saturday September 9, 2023 12:00am-1:30am KST
  • Melbourne, Australia Saturday September 9, 2023 1:00-2:30am AEST

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  • Jennifer Hook, Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., Purdue University


  • Fasang, A. E., & Aisenbrey, S. (2022). Uncovering social stratification: Intersectional inequalities in work and family life courses by gender and race. Social Forces, 101(2), 575-605.
  • Jackson, M. I., & Schneider, D. (2022). Public investments and class gaps in parents’ developmental expenditures. American Sociological Review, 87(1), 105-142.
  • Lankes, J. (2022). Negotiating “impossible” ideals: Latent classes of intensive mothering in the United States. Gender & Society, 36(5), 677-703.
  • Schmitt, L., & Auspurg, K. (2022). A stall only on the surface? Working hours and the persistence of the gender wage gap in Western Germany 1985–2014. European Sociological Review, 38(5), 754-769.
  • Shifrin, N. V., & Michel, J. S. (2022). Flexible work arrangements and employee health: A meta-analytic review. Work & Stress, 36(1), 60-85.
  • Thébaud, S., & Pedulla, D. S. (2022). When do work-family policies work? Unpacking the effects of stigma and financial costs for men and women. Work and Occupations, 49(2), 229-263.

About the Award and Recipients

The Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family established the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award in 2000 to raise the awareness of high-quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant, and practitioner communities. The Kanter Award identifies the highest-quality research in this interdisciplinary field each year and is now among the most prestigious recognitions in the work-life field.

No applications or nominations are accepted for this award; instead, a panel of over 70 reviewers from more than a dozen countries examine all articles published in a given year in more than 80 leading English-language journals from around the world.

After finalists are determined by the review committee, members of the National Workforce Roundtable, (hosted by the Boston College Center for Work and Family) are asked to review the articles to identify which of the ‘best of the best’ studies has the greatest potential for impacting workplace practices.

National Workforce Roundtable members are human resources professionals representing some of the world’s leading employers and collectively more than 4 million employees. As the Kanter Award continues to partner with these employers, the awareness of high-quality work-family research continues to rise, and actionable findings from the best studies become more accessible business communities to inform policy and best practices.

The Center for Families at Purdue University

The Center for Families provides a way for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Purdue to help improve the quality of life for families. We serve as a catalyst to integrate outreach, teaching, and research activities that support families. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to bring about change focused on families. Find out more about the Center for Families.

Boston College Center for Work and Family

Founded in 1990, the Boston College Center for Work and Family is committed to enhancing the quality of life of today’s workforce by providing leadership for the integration of work and life, an essential for business and community success. We serve as a bridge between the worlds of academia and corporate practice, bringing together the world’s top scholars and thought leaders to influence organizational strategy and policy. Our learning and networking community, the Boston College Workforce Roundtable, brings together employers committed to excellence in work-life to shape responses to the demands of work, home, and community in order to enhance employee effectiveness. Find out more about the Center for Work and Family.